onderhond Top 900
"Tony Takitani is one of the finest exercises in balancing style and content I've ever seen. Form, narrative and characters are really one here and feed off each other the entire time. "
The Shape of Water
"Oscar or no Oscar, The Shape of Water is a pretty magnificent film."
"Shady is a film that takes a bunch of familiar elements, rearranges them slightly but deliberately and adds a dash of its own uniqueness."
"Kill Zone is a modern martial arts classic."
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is commercial cinema done right. It's big, bold and visibly backed by a sizeable budget, but at the same time it also feels original and creative"
"It's a stylish, relentless and moving drama, sporting excellent performances, a superb score and some high quality cinematography."
"PTU is first class film making. Lam en Yam are good actors and know how to play their parts. The soundtrack is solid and the film is visually impressive."
"Battle Royale is still an amazing experience. It's dynamic, in-your-face, strange and more than a little bewildering, but most of all it's a hell of a lot of fun."
"Black Swan sees Aronofsky back in good shape. Opinions differ, but I'm glad he left the gritty dramas alone and went back to more familiar territory."
"Call Boy is a very direct, somewhat impenetrable yet beautiful and ultimately touching film that relies on sublime styling and great performances to craft a dark and alluring universe."
"Superb cinematography, sharp editing, a very moody score and some truly creative world building all help to keep the film fresh, attractive and most importantly, original."
Patlabor: The Movie
"Solid animation, amazing designs, an intriguing premise, several memorable scenes and a fun set of characters make this a moody, intelligent and slick sci-fi thriller."
"The loveable characters, the stylish score and cinematography, and the slightly fantastical moments all add up to a very likeable and capable drama without any real weak points."
The Storm Warriors
"The Storm Warriors is definitely not a masterpiece, but taking it at face value, it's an almost perfect piece of entertainment featuring some stunning art direction."
"The presentation is slick, performances are grand, the themes are varied and properly explored and all these things complement each other. 9 Souls is great, nothing more, nothing less."
And Your Bird Can Sing
"Minor details, like some very smart soundtrack choices, noticeably elevated cinematography, superb performances and more tempered dramatic influences make the real difference here."
"The Fountain is a unique experience, an amalgam of three different timelines that come together to create one dramatic romance. "
"An incredibly slick, funny and unique film. Fincher opens up his bag of tricks and sprinkles them everywhere, keeping the audience on its toes while dragging them in deeper and deeper."
"I'm Flash isn't going to become one of Toyoda's best loved films, but it surely is a great experience that is unique to the skills of the director."
"No doubt Dupieux's film is going to reach a substantial audience based on its trailer and some good hype alone."
"Secret Fruit is a stylistic highlight that feels cosy and warm and charms its way from start to finish."
A Town Called Panic
"If you have a soft spot for claymation or you're just looking for a zany comedy, A Town Called Panic will not disappoint."
A Silent Voice
"130 minutes is quite long for an anime feature, but Yamada need every minute of that to tell this story."
Witching and Bitching
"Witching and Bitching is a true visual orgasm, a film that looks amazing from the very first to the very last frame."
"His newfound independence is a true blessing, one he exploits to the fullest. I thoroughly enjoyed Smith's new film and I surely hope he can keep this up for a while longer."